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Emergency Care Assessment Practitioner

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are seeking to recruit Band 6 Emergency Care Assessment Practitioner in Walsall Healthcare's Emergency Department and have opportunities for those with either Nurse or Paramedic background and have previous Emergency Care experience.

Main duties of the job

This new role is being established in the Emergency Department to support the clinical team in carrying out early initial assessments and support patient pathways through ED. This will be specialising primarily in Triage and Rapid Assessment and Treatment Streams of ED.

About us

You will be developed and supported as part of a new clinical framework established by the ED Matron and ACP Lead, with induction period and clearly defined role descriptor to support your progression in this newly defined role. You will be expected to be a key figure in the leadership of the Rapid Assessment and Treatment Area of ED, providing a Team of clinicians the clinical support that will determine excellent patient care standards.

It is an exciting opportunity to work within a team that is currently developing options for a New Emergency Department Redevelopment. The organisation has been awarded �36m to develop a new state of the art Emergency Department and you will have the opportunity to work within this team to provide solutions to new innovative ways of working and contribute to the project.

As an Emergency Department we are committed to provide high quality care within a demanding service by ensuring our nursing team are proactive and have additional clinical skills to provide individualised patient care for the whole range of presenting conditions, in which you will be expected to continually demonstrate in this role.

You must demonstrate excellent communicate skills, initiative, drive and a willingness to learn to expand your knowledge and skills and be willing to contribute to achieving CQC \Outstanding Status by 2022.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Department has support of an ED Professional Development Nurse and access to a broad learning environment including courses to increase clinical skills and knowledge this includes ILS/PILS/ TILS/ALS/EPLS /TNCC and in house plaster application course depending on experience. We can offer post registration courses via Wolverhampton University in Emergency care of the child and mentorship. We positively encourage department link nurses and are developing a wide range of departmental champions to promote specialist support within the team. We aim to recruit new Clinicians that will be keen to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team to aid Audits and service developments. In 2019 our department moved forward with their CQC Rating to Requires Improving to Good; we are now looking for candidates that will join our team to move us further to Outstanding.

Person Specification



  • ENB 199/ evidence of undertaking recognised equivalent specialised course. (or working towards
  • Evidence of undertaking recognised course of study in teaching and assessing.
  • Educated to degree level or evidence of study at degree level.(or masters level)
  • Registered with HCPC/ NMC


  • Emergency Practitioner minor injuries module (LEVEL 6 or 7)
  • Emergency Practitioner minor illness module (level 6 or 7)



  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience within the Emergency Directorate as an ENP / ECP
  • Ability to work autonomously and safely within the clinical setting using skills of clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral to other agencies



  • Additional clinical skills eg; x-ray interpretation/ assessment skills/ patient management.
  • Wound assessment/ suturing/ wound management



  • Sound knowledge of minor injuries / Illness assessment and management.
  • Sound knowledge of Health promotion, accident prevention

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